When ankyloglossia is relatively severe and generates mechanical limitations and functional challenges,
surgical reduction of the frenum is indicated.
Laser technique is an innovative, safe and
effective therapy for frenectomy in both children and adolescents. Erbium:YAG laser (2940nm) can be useful for paediatric
dentist: 1.5W at 20pps is a commonly used average power to easily, safely and quickly cut the frenum.
after laser frenectomy, the postoperative symptoms and relapse are absent.
Early intervention is advisable to
reduce the onset of alterations correlated to the ankyloglossia. A multidisciplinary approach to the problem is advisable, in
collaboration with orthodontist, physiotherapist and speech therapist, to better resolve the problem.
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